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Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now

Category: Abortion, State Fights

The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.…Continue Reading

Tags: State Attacks, Texas, Abortion restrictions, Greg Abbott


New Year’s Resolutions We Would Like to See Politicians Make…

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare, Congress

Each New Year brings new hope and opportunity: a fresh start.  It’s a time to look forward and of course, a time to make some resolutions.   While our resolution remains the same as always—to protect women’s rights and make sure millions of women, men, and young people can continue to rely on Planne…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Congress, Affordable Care Act, New Year's resolutions, Guttmacher Institute


An international Boundary Breaker wins this year’s Ladies Choice...

Category: Birth Control, Photos

Each new year brings new accomplishments and new "firsts"-as we leave the past behind and break some boundaries on the way, whether it be in politics or in the culture at large. Sally Ride, the first woman in space, Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and Jeannette Rankin, the first w…Continue Reading

Tags: Global, Ladies Choice Awards, Gloria Steinem, Sex Ed


You'll Never Guess Which Was the Best Moment of the Year....

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, State Fights

As we head into 2014, we're saying thanks for the memories (and these in particular)… Winner: Texas Citizens' Filibuster Helps Take Down #SB5 After a marathon 11-hour filibuster where State Senators Wendy Davis, Kirk Watson, and Leticia Van de Putte pulled out all the stops in their efforts to r…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Texas, Filibuster, Wendy Davis, North Carolina, Supreme Court, Ladies Choice Awards, Ladies Choice


And the Ladies’ Choice Award for Gynotician of the Year Goes to….

Category: Abortion, Obamacare, Congress

You remember our newly-coined term gynotician? A politician who feels more qualified than women and their doctors to make women's health care decisions. It seems there were quite a few politicians across the country trying to earn the Gynotician title and get involved in the personal and private m…Continue Reading

Tags: Marsha Blackburn, Gynotician, Rick Perry, 20 week ban, Pat McCrory, Ted Cruz, Senator Lindsey Graham, Ladies Choice Awards


And the Ladies Choice Award for Photo of the Year Goes to….

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare, State Fights, Photos

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Which is good — we can keep the blog post snappy! Some of the pictures below sparked a movement, others served as an act of defiance, and at least one of the photos below serves as a reminder about how far we’ve come. Check out the nominees for the top 5…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Texas, Wendy Davis, North Carolina, Motorcycle Abortion Bill